Big Little Lies is HBO’s latest buzzy series, and it deserves the attention: it is based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty and has a star-studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, and Laura Dern. Not only is the production quality predictably excellent (this is HBO, after all), but another reason we’re obsessed is the show’s murder mystery.
So obviously, there’s only one thing to do while we wait for the finale: theorize on who did it and who’s dead. Of course, the book Big Little Lies has been out since 2014, so book readers already know the answer, but for those of us who are only watching the show, let’s break down some theories! We’re keeping in mind the ominous words of the detective in the pilot: “Nobody has been ruled out.”